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Used Hatchbacks $12K to $15K

View the best used hatchbacks priced between $12,000 and $15,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used hatchbacks for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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2010 Toyota Prius

With top fuel economy and reliability ratings and competitive interior and cargo space, reviewers agreed that it ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.7
Safety:8.9
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2012 Honda Fit

The 2012 Honda Fit has strong fuel economy ratings, and reviewers praised its large and versatile cargo ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.9
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.0
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2011 Honda Fit

Even though it’s a small hatchback, the highly-ranked 2011 Honda Fit can haul five people comfortably and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.4
Interior:9.0
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.3
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2011 Mazda Mazda3

The 2011 Mazda3 is one of the best-performing 2011 used small cars, and it has a quality interior, class-competitive list of interior features and good safety scores. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.0
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2012 Ford Focus

Test drivers said that the 2012 Ford Focus distinguishes itself from other compact cars with nimble handling and a premium interior. Read full review »

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.3
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2011 Nissan Leaf

Choosing the all-electric 2011 Nissan Leaf means you’ll never need to visit a gas station again. If you only need to travel on short trips, the Leaf, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:9.2
Safety:9.3
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2013 Ford Fiesta

The 2013 Ford Fiesta gets excellent gas mileage and reviewers liked its stylish cabin and said that sharp steering makes it a lot of fun behind the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:9.3
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2013 Kia Rio

The 2013 Kia Rio impressed reviewers with its capable powertrain, composed ride, upscale cabin and numerous available tech features. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.5
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2011 Scion xB

The highly-ranked 2011 Scion xB has flashy styling, ample passenger and cargo space and impressive tech features that make it a solid used small car. It also ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:10.0
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2011 Volkswagen Golf

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf stands out among used small cars with enjoyable driving dynamics, ample interior space and a quality cabin, though its reliability rating is below-average ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.7
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2012 Kia Rio

The redesigned 2012 Kia Rio is thrifty with fuel, and reviewers praised its athletic handling and upscale cabin. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:8.9
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2012 Scion xB

While some 2012 small cars get better gas mileage, reviewers liked the 2012 Scion xB’s spacious cabin, ample cargo space and numerous standard features. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.7
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2011 Kia Soul

The boxy 2011 Kia Soul is a smart choice if you’re looking for a 2011 small used car with excellent safety scores, comfortable seats and good cargo ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.3
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2010 Volvo C30

The 2010 Volvo C30 is more than just a stylish, retro-inspired hatchback. The C30’s outstanding safety ratings, strong reliability and well-equipped cabin make it a smart buy ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.9
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Safety:10.0
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2013 Chevrolet Sonic

Reviewers said the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic has a roomy cabin for a subcompact car, and they were impressed with its nimble handling and comfortable ride. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.2
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2012 Kia Forte

Reviewers said the 2012 Kia Forte offers a large trunk and a cabin that’s chock full of tech features, but some rivals are more fun to drive. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.0
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2010 Volkswagen GTI

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI offers refined performance, a well-made, spacious cabin and good gas mileage. While the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.9
Interior:9.0
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.0
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2010 Volkswagen Golf

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf’s available diesel engine, engaging performance and quality, spacious interior put it a notch above many competitors. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.9
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.0
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2013 Hyundai Accent

The 2013 Hyundai Accent earned praise for its comfortable ride and attractive cabin, but test drivers said some rivals have more athletic handling. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:8.0
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2013 Kia Soul

The 2013 Kia Soul is a breeze to park, has ample rear passenger space and a generous list of standard features, reviewers said.   Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.5
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